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ITaP Brown Bag series continues with sessions on student assignment and feedback tools, instructional technology evaluation

New sessions on instructional technology evaluation and student feedback tools have been added to ITaP’s series of “Brown Bag Events” for November.

Assessing Purdue’s Academic Technologies,” a look at how ITaP evaluates the impact of instructional technology on teaching and learning at Purdue along with key findings, will take place 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.

Digital Feedback,” an overview of student feedback tools supported by ITaP, including Course Signals, Blackboard Retention Center and PassNote, in addition to the best practices for using each tool, is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

Faculty, instructors and teaching support staff interested in learning about the latest in teaching and learning with instructional technology are encouraged to browse to the ITaP Training Calendar and register for one or more of the lunch-hour sessions.

Food is not provided at Brown Bag events, but may be acquired on the main floor of Stewart Center or the basement of the Memorial Union. Questions about Brown Bag Events or topics can be directed to tlt-consulting@purdue.edu.

Other sessions scheduled this semester include:

Student Assignment Tools Part 1: Best Practices for Wikis: A discussion on ways to enhance classroom use of wikis by both instructors and students. This session will cover how to choose student assignments that best utilize this collaborative tool. Examples of exemplary wikis will be provided and discussed in terms of setup, use and impact on student learning.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Student Assignment Tools Part 2: Student Writing Tools: This session looks at the type of student outcomes desired for writing assignments and selection of appropriate online tools such as journals, blogs, wikis and Gradient, a Purdue-developed Web-based writing and peer assessment tool.

Monday, Nov. 18

Writer: Jonathan Hines, technology writer, ITaP, 765-496-7998, hines18@purdue.edu

Source: Suzanne Ahlersmeyer, instructional designer, ITaP, 765-496-7403, smahlers@purdue.edu

Last updated: Oct. 28, 2013